We believe that our lamb is unique – it takes years of experience and judgement to produce great tasting lamb. Our lambs are grown slowly to natural maturity, simply fed their mother’s milk and once they are 5 months old they are weaned off their mothers to enjoy the rich grasses in their natural environment.
We have around 200 breading eves on the farm with a variety of different breeds such as Swaledale, Herdwicks, Wiltshire Horn and Mules. We take our lambs to our local abattoir. This is very important to us, as it means that the animals are not stressed and we know that we are always getting our own carcasses back.
We believe that the lush grass and clover pastures around North Yorkshire provide perfect conditions to produce the very finest lamb in the world. Our lambs our hung on the bone for 3 weeks, this creates just the right amount of fat covering for a succulent flavor making it consistently good throughout the year.
Stepney Hill Farm’s Shorthorn Beef is a native breed to the area producing natural marbled beef. The intra muscular fat is a key ingredient to taste. All of our cattle are free to graze on natural clover and wild flower rich pastures. Our Shorthorn cattle are in the pastures all year round until winter when they are bedded down on straw from November through to January. The mothers are put into a separate barn where they have their babies in a dry warm environment.
Once the Shorthorns are 8 months old they are weaned off their mothers and are grass-fed only. All of our beef at Stepney Hill Farm is produced naturally and is finished outside on the wild flowers and clover rich grass. We take our Shorthorn cattle to our local abattoir; this is very important to us as it means that the animals are not stressed. The small team within the abattoir are highly skilled craftsmen; we are assured that we can always get our own carcasses back. Most important the carcasses are in perfect condition to be hung on the bone for 4 weeks in the time-honored fashion.
We have various breeds of pigs at Stepney Hill Farm – Kune Kune, British Lop and Manqalitsa. The Kune Kune is a breed that grazes out on the rich grasses all year round and does not root up the ground. This breed is very hardy and only requires a little bit of barley each day to top up its diet.
Here at Stepney Hill Farm we believe that Mangalitsa pork is the best in the world. It has got great flavor, sweetness, incredible texture and it is a consistently perfect pig when cooked. Once you see these pigs it is unforgettable because of its woolly coat making it look like a sheep.
All cuts are available and will be prepared to your instructions.
Our whole or half pigs are available for your freezer jointed and vac packed.
Call our Butcher on 01723 373443